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Old 06-27-2016, 02:21 PM   #1
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Water Heater Bypass - 2016 3825FL

Does anyone know if there is a bypass valve for the water heater?
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:22 PM   #2
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I see a posting just below yours by: nedwards1959 who has the SAME UNIT......you should PM each other as you find your paths through these new rigs.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:36 PM   #3
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Bypass valves are usually right behind the water heater. Take a look.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:49 PM   #4
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Does anyone know if there is a bypass valve for the water heater?
As far as i know, every RV with a water heater, has a bypass valve for winterization.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:52 PM   #5
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I'm not seeing any access to look behind the heater.
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Old 06-27-2016, 04:04 PM   #6
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I'm not seeing any access to look behind the heater.
That can be tricky, and you may have to remove a false panel, drawer, bed bottom, etc.

This may help:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...st-103381.html

Also its possible you have an outside plumbing station with all the valves accessable.

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Old 06-27-2016, 04:26 PM   #7
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I would hope a serviceable part would be as easy as the picture that you've shown. I sure hope I don't have to disassemble the RV to get to the bypass valves. Thanks for sharing.
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I would hope a serviceable part would be as easy as the picture that you've shown. I sure hope I don't have to disassemble the RV to get to the bypass valves. Thanks for sharing.

We have to take out the bottom drawer in the dresser in the bedroom.
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:46 PM   #9
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My 3850RL has an access panel inside the basement. I havent actually removed it to look yet, but its right at the backside of the water heater on my unit.
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I need to remove a panel under the fridge and then reach in about an arms length to work them.
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